Sunday, January 19

Athletics Director Dan Guerrero to retire after contract extended to June 30, 2020

This post was updated Sept. 19 at 12:38 p.m. Dan Guerrero’s time in Westwood is officially ticking toward its end. The UC Regents voted unanimously Thursday morning to extend the UCLA Athletics director’s contract from Dec. Read more...

Photo: UCLA Athletics Director Dan Guerrero oversaw 32 NCAA championships during his 17-year tenure in Westwood. UCLA football never made a Rose Bowl under his watch, however, and UCLA men’s basketball did not win its 12th national title. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Parent arrested for paying $400K to get son admitted as UCLA men’s soccer recruit

This post was updated Sept. 17 at 1:20 p.m. Another parent involved in the nationwide college admissions scandal was arrested in Spain on Monday night. Spanish authorities arrested Xiaoning Sui of British Columbia, Canada, and charged her with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, according to federal court documents. Read more...

Photo: Former UCLA men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo resigned from his position in March after allegedly accepting bribes to admit students as recruited athletes despite having never played the sport competitively. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Fair Pay to Play bill now in governor’s hands after unanimous state Assembly vote

Just one hurdle remains in Senate Bill 206’s journey to becoming a law. SB 206, also known as the Fair Pay to Play Act, passed by a unanimous 72-0 vote in the California State Assembly on Monday. Read more...

Photo: Senate Bill 206 would grant student-athletes in California the ability to profit off their own name, image and likeness. The bill directly contradicts NCAA rules and sets up an impending legal battle between the state and NCAA president Mark Emmert. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Salcedo accepted $100K to admit prospective student allegedly from British Columbia

Five months later, Rick Singer’s shadow still looms large over Westwood. Court documents unsealed March 12 stated Singer – the driving force behind the Varsity Blues athletics admission scandal – paid then-UCLA men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo $100,000 to get a prospective student admitted to UCLA. Read more...

Photo: Former UCLA men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo was the recipient of a $100,000 bribe from Rick Singer, in exchange for a prospective student from British Columbia to be admitted as a soccer recruit. Salcedo pled not guilty to racketeering charges March 25. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Former track coach who trained at Drake Stadium accused of sexual abuse by 41 men

A former track coach who allegedly trained multiple UCLA students at Drake Stadium was accused of sexually abusing 41 men since 1975, ESPN reported Thursday. ESPN’s Outside the Lines reported that Conrad Mainwaring, a former Olympian and track and field trainer, has been accused of inappropriate sexual contact with many of his trainees. Read more...

Photo: The most recent accuser of Mainwaring was training with him at Drake Stadium in June 2016 when another accuser confronted Mainwaring, Outside the Lines reported. After he confronted Mainwaring, the accuser and others wrote letters to the UCLA athletic department to get Mainwaring banned from UCLA’s campus, which he was in August 2016, according to Outside the Lines. (Daily Bruin file photo)

California student-athletes closer to getting paid amid NCAA, UC opposition

Senate Bill 206 is one step closer to becoming a law. The California State Assembly’s Committee on Higher Education voted unanimously with one abstention in favor of SB 206, which would give California collegiate student-athletes the ability to profit off their own likeness, on Tuesday. Read more...

Photo: The California State Assembly’s Committee on Higher Education voted unanimously with one abstention to pass Senate Bill 206 to an assemblywide vote next month. The UC and CSU systems have both come out against the bill due to brewing conflict with the NCAA. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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